Postdoctoral Researcher ‘Health Informatics – The DXA (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry) Management Application Project’, NUI Galway (NUIG-RES-254-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Schools of Computer Science, Engineering and Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  

 

This position is funded by Health Research Board and is available from January 15th 2022 to contract end date of January 14th 2024 

 

 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will lead the DXA (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry) Management Application Project (MAP): A personalised patient-centred tool for osteoporosis screening and fracture prediction project funded by the Health Research Board and liaise with partners in Tsinghua University 

The successful candidate will be a key member of a cross-disciplinary research team from the Schools of Computer Science, Engineering and Medicine.  

The candidate will be supported in their professional development to avail of a range of career level focused training opportunities and have the potential to publish research findings in leading journals and protect intellectual property. 

Duties:  

 

  • Project manage the research & development project tasks for the DXA MAP project. 

  • Develop and validate a Machine Learning/Data Analytics system that processes heath data for osteoporosis, COVID-19 and multi-morbidity risk prediction. 

  • Validate prediction models for fracture, COVID-19 and multi-morbidity/mortality risk. 

  • Draft and edit a set of recommendations for new screening strategies for osteoporosis and harmonise across partner sites. 

  • Design, develop and validate visual applications to present patient results. 

  • Liaise with patients and clinicians and academics. 

  • Analyse and interpret results of project research. 

  • Present project results nationally and internationally at scientific conferences. 

  • Publish results in high quality scientific papers. 

  • Co-ordinate IP and the protection of findings where applicable. 

  • The successful candidate will be required to travel between research and healthcare locations in Ireland. 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

 

Essential Requirements:  

 

  • PhD in Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent 

  • 3 year’s post-doctoral research experience 

  • Artificial Intelligence for medical prognosis experience 

  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning experience 

  • Data Analytics & Visualisation experience 

  • Cyber Security experience 

  • Demonstrated organisational ability including the capacity to meet deadlines 

Desirable Requirements:  

 

  • Experience in working in an international team 

  • Experience in project reporting and presentation to consortia 

  • High levels of initiative, self-management, achievement-orientation, and motivation are encouraged  

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationship 

Salary: €39,132 to €47,764 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

Start date: Position is available from 15th January 2022 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.    

 

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information. 

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie  

 

Further information about the Schools of Computer Science, Engineering and Medicine is available at School of Computer Science - NUI GalwaySchool of Engineering - NUI GalwaySchool of Medicine - NUI Galway 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to;  

 

Dr Attracta Brennan via email at: attracta.brennan@nuigalway.ie,  

Professor John Carey via email at:   john.j.carey@nuigalway.ie,  

Mary Dempsey via email at: mary.dempsey@nuigalway.ie 

To Apply: 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Mary Dempsey: e-mail mary.dempsey@nuigalway.ie 

 

Please put reference number NUIG-RES-254-21 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 13th December 2021 

 

Interviews are planned to be held on 13th January 2022 

 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed 

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post. 

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment  

 

Closing Date: Monday, 13 Dec 2021

Application: NUIG RES254-21

Clinical Operations Manager (Research Fellow), HRB-Clinical Research Facility Galway, School of Medicine(NUIG RES 243-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time specific purpose contract as a Research Fellow - Clinical Operations Manager with the HRB-Clinical Research Facility Galway (HRB-CRFG) team at the National University of Ireland, Galway and Galway University Hospitals (GUH). This position is available immediately to support research and clinical activities undertaken through the unit, with dedicated funding available for three years initially with capacity to extend. Secondments may be accepted from recognised partners and applications for flexible working time will also be considered.  

 

Since 2008, the HRB-CRFG has been involved in clinical research studies (including observational research, clinical trials and clinical investigations) across many clinical areas (including but not limited to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, stroke, cancer, gastroenterology, psychiatry, obstetrics, etc.). The HRB-CRFG is based in a purpose-built, state of the art unit dedicated to the conduct of clinical research and undertakes research on behalf of a thriving research community both nationally and internationally. The Unit houses our research teams and research support personnel and has the capacity to conduct in-person, on-site visits with participants in research studies in a safe and regulatory compliant manner. In tandem, HRB-CRFG has developed and refined key skills to support our local researchers and international collaborators in the inception, design and execution of research projects, particularly in the area of clinical trials of novel interventions. 

 

HRB-CRFG are currently seeking a Research Fellow - Clinical Operations Manager. The post holder will provide leadership and oversight of the HRB-CRFG clinical research unit and infrastructure. Tasks will include project management, training and co-ordination of research teams, interaction with clients and clinical investigators (industry, academic, or other), supporting the development of new research studies, implementing up to date and appropriate research processes (as determined by national and international clinical research management bodies and legislative guidelines).  

 

Job Description: 

This post will require a thorough understanding of the logistical and operational aspects of conducting clinical and/or research workloads. The post requires leadership, management and oversight of the conduct of clinical research activities at HRB-CRFG to ensure efficient operations and service continuity, whilst ensuring compliance with research regulations and international research standards. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team which engages with researchers and principal investigator (PI) clinicians to support clinical research both locally, within the HRB-CRFG and Galway University Hospitals, and nationally by contributing to a collaborative agenda in supporting clinical research across Ireland. Studies undertaken involve investigational medicinal products, medical devices or observational and non-interventional research.   

 

The candidate will manage the operational aspects and running of the HRB-CRFG clinical research space, in line with institutional policy (NUI Galway and Saolta University Health Care Group), study requirements, available resources and HRB-CRFG policies and procedures to ensure optimal use of the HRB-CRFG physical environment in line with our strategic objectives. The individual will be expected to support associated HRB-CRFG project leads on areas such as development of thematic research programmes, assisting with operational aspects for the conduct of specific research projects, monitoring and collation of metrics on HRB-CRFG activity, resource management, standardisation of processes, internal audit and clinical research training. The successful candidate must provide evidence of their ability to effectively support internal and external cross-functional teams in support of the thematic evolution of the HRB-CRFG. 

 

Duties will include: 

  • Logistical and operational oversight of the HRB-CRFG clinical research space to ensure our research work is conducted to a high standard in accordance with clinical research regulations and protocols under the direction of the Director and/or study PI. 

  • Develop policies and procedures for the research teams around the operations of clinical research studies (including clinical trials) and develop streamlined processes to maximise efficiencies. 

  • Co-ordinate, support and manage the day-to-day running of the HRB-CRFG clinical research space, including clinical research and research-affiliated services run through the HRB-CRFG.  

  • Liaison with central support structures of both NUI Galway and Saolta (e.g. Governance Structures, Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation, Buildings & Estates, Occupational Health) with regards to clinical research activities. 

  • Support the logistical execution of research studies by individual research teams, in accordance with protocol and regulations. 

  • Ensuring that appropriate processes are in place to ensure that all clinical data and biological samples, generated through HRB-CRFG, are appropriately collected, maintained and stored.  

  • Coordination and execution of operational aspects including identification and management of vendors, sourcing clinical service providers and managing clinical supplies and resources.  

  • Oversee, lead and manage cross-functional team resources and external service providers to conduct high quality and compliant clinical research to target and within budget. 

  • Ensure a streamlined approach to patient/participant scheduling (including registration with the HRB-CRFG) and efficient processes for study-related visits to the site. 

  • Undertake resource planning for relevant activities and contribute to budget preparation for clinical research activity and studies, as applicable. 

  • Proactively monitor and report operational metrics on HRB-CRFG clinical research activity to the HRB-CRFG management team, funders, Sponsors or clients (including but not limited to study milestones, forecasted resource requirements, etc). 

  • Undertake report preparation and data compilation, as required. 

  • Facilitate research support and participant recruitment activities, such as workshops and screening events. 

  • Support the appropriate training of clinical research teams in compliance with HRB-CRFG and/or Saolta Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), requirements of our Competent Authority (Health Products Regulatory Authority), Research Ethics Committee (REC) approvals, ICH-GCP, ISO14155 guidance, and study protocols. 

  • Identify gaps in HRB-CRFG clinical research SOPs and further develop SOPs, as needed. 

  • Coordinate, participate in and contribute to training and teaching programmes within and external to HRB-CRFG that are applicable to clinical research staff and practices. 

  • Ensure the appropriate documentation of clinical research practices and processes in accordance with relevant policies. 

  • Support research teams with Competent Authority inspection readiness and address audit observations appropriately and in a timely manner. 

  • Work collaboratively with cross functional internal and external teams including regulatory affairs, documentation development, service providers, vendors and Saolta clinical and administrative teams, as required.  

  • Maintain effective communication with staff to ensure information is transferred in a clear effective manner. 

  • Undertake a leadership role in coordination, oversight, provision and implementation of educational and training activities for clinical research staff, at site level. 

  • Oversee study activity and work closely with our researchers and research staff. 

  • Continue to build personal skills by taking training opportunities as available and required. 

  • Carry out other appropriate and relevant duties under the direction of the HRB-CRFG Director, Associate Director and applicable Principal Investigators. 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

 

Essential: 

  • University degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant area 

  • Minimum of 10 years in a management or leadership role in a clinical or relevant environment with specific experience in effectively leading a multidisciplinary or crossfunctional team. 

  • Experience in the operational management of a clinical or research-related environment, including the management of resources, processes and personnel. 

  • Experience in contributing to local policy and core operational procedures (e.g. regulated environment, work instructions, SOPs within quality management system).  

  • Have a keen knowledge of appropriate regulations and standards relating to research practices (e.g. ICH-GCP, good documentation practice, good manufacturing practice, Clinical Trial legislation), . 

  • Possess strong and influential leadership and communication skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail. 

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills 

 

Desirable 

  • Registration as a health care professional (e.g. registration in the General Division of the Nursing register kept by An Bord Altranais, CORU registration or other).  

  • Have familiarity with a secondary care clinical setting, including associated systems and resources. 

  • Specific experience in domestic and international clinical trials including investigational medicinal products, advanced therapy medicinal products or clinical investigations of medical devices.  

 

Salary: €68,569 to €73,586 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

Start date: Position is available immediately. 

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information. 

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie  

 

Further information about HRB CRFG is available at crfg.ie 

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post  

 

To Apply: 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to: crfg@nuigalway.ie 

Please put reference number NUIG RES-243-21 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 16th December 2021 

 

A panel of successful applicants may be formed for future posts. 

 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions, interviews may take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed 

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment 

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to re advertise or extend the closing date for this post. 

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

Closing Date: Thursday, 16 Dec 2021

Application: Clinical Operations Manager NUIG RES 243-21

Postdoctoral Researcher - Diversity and Adaptation in Wild Honeybees in Ireland, School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 228-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term, 47-month position as a Postdoctoral Researcher on the funded project entitled ‘Diversity and Adaptation in wild honeybees in Ireland’ within the Evolution and Systematics Group (PI: Prof. Grace McCormack) in the School of Natural Sciences, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from January 2022. 

It was understood that wild Apis mellifera colonies were extinct, or almost so, across its natural range. In addition, the subspecies A. m. mellifera has been decimated over much of its natural range, being replaced by other subspecies of more interest to commercial beekeeping and also impacted by the parasitic mite Varroa destructor. Recently, reports are starting to accumulate regarding the reappearance of wild honeybees. We have shown the presence of wild A. m. mellifera colonies in Ireland, residing primarily in roof, wall and tree cavities in both rural and urban locations but they are threatened by continued hybridisation from imported strains. Now we have launched an online reporting tool to continue to identify the location of additional colonies in a citizen-science approach. Little is known about their survival patterns, how they have adapted to their current environments, to the presence of Varroa or to the continued imports of non-native strains. This project will extend recording and monitoring of wild colonies, investigate a range of factors that might impact fitness in wild colonies compared to nearby managed colonies and apply a population genomics approach on individual and pooled bee samples to investigate signals of selection and introgression in wild native Irish honey bees. A PhD position is also available on this project. https://biodiversityireland.ie/surveys/wild-honey-bee-study/   

 

Job Description: 

Working as an integral member of the Evolution and Systematics Group and with project collaborators, the successful candidate will investigate evolutionary adaptation of honeybees in Ireland particularly focusing on mechanisms for which wild honeybees can survive and thrive despite the presence of Varroa, changes in population over the last hundred years or so, and impacts of hybridisation with non-native subspecies and commercial breeds. The focus of the postdoc position will be primarily organising, processing and analysing data. Different kinds of data will be collected throughout the project including colony characteristics from citizen reports, morphological and biological data and genomic data from hundreds of colonies (pool seq) and individuals. The successful candidate will also contribute to day to day running of the project and supervision and training of postgraduate and undergraduate students. 

 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Establishment and management of database for colony reports 

  • Establishment of protocols and pipelines for processing and analysis of genomic data 

  • Provide advice and guidance on bioinformatic analyses tools and approaches 

  • Coordination of reporting and monitoring and interaction with colony custodians 

  • Training of postgrad and undergrad students 

  • Record keeping 

  • Report/manuscript/article writing 

  • Contribute significantly to research project’s dissemination 

  • Contribute to postgraduate and undergraduate student training and supervision 

  • Contribute to day to day project running 

  • Design of integrated website and Apps 

 

Qualifications/Skills required: 

Essential Requirements: 

  • PhD in a relevant biology (e.g. Zoology, Entomology) or bioinformatics - related discipline is required (or a combination of both). 

  • Excellent experience of data handling and management 

  • Experience of analysis of genomic data- evolutionary genomics, statistics 

  • Record keeping 

  • Report writing 

  • Dissemination - publication of at least one paper 

  • Student supervision and training 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • Web database & App design 

  • Experience with honeybee research and/or beekeeping 

 

Salary: €38,632 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).  

 

Start date: This position is available from January 2022. 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia. Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information. 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie  

 

To Apply: 

Applications to include a covering letter and CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to: 

Prof Grace McCormack: grace.mccormack@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG RES 228-21 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 9th December 2021 

Interviews are planned to be held week commencing 13th December 2021 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions interviews may take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post. 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment 

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 09 Dec 2021

Application: PDR Honeybees NUIG RES 228-21

Research Associate - Clinical Research Nurse (Cardiovascular Research & Innovation Group (CVRI)),HRB Clinical Research Facility, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 241-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time position as a Research Associate - Clinical Research Nurse within the CVRI group, HRB Clinical Research Facility at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 4th January 2022 to contract end date of 31st Dec 2022.  

 

The HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway’s (CRFG) remit is to increase the amount of clinical research currently happening in Ireland. Medical doctors and nurses will work with other scientists to improve our understanding of a variety of diseases and to develop new tests and treatments to help tackle these diseases. The Centre aims to provide patients with the latest advances in areas such as Cancer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Diabetes, Inflammatory Diseases, Critical Illness, Cystic Fibrosis, Cardiovascular Disease, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Renal Disease. 

 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team who engage with researchers and clinicians to support clinical research activities in the Cardiovascular Medical device team. The CVRI Clinical Research Nurse will work under the direction of Clinical Nurse Manager and Prof. Faisal Sharif but will have close interaction with the Director of the CVRI and MedTech Cluster.   

 

Within the remit of this post, the successful individual will have responsibility for a caseload of patients on clinical trials mainly in the field of cardiovascular disease and medical device research.  The individual will be expected to lead under the direction of the Director of the CVRI and MedTech Cluster on areas such as contribution to individual research projects, engage in nurse led research, audit and education, contribute to papers that arise from the studies undertaken, and attend relevant national and international meetings. The Research Nurse will support the on-going development of the CVRI group and the CRFG.  

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conducting and promoting clinical research in the area of Cardiovascular Disease by developing protocols for clinical research in this area. 

  • Lead under the direction of the CRFG clinical manager on areas such as individual cardiovascular research projects. 

  • Work as key member of the multi-disciplinary team to coordinate the services provided to meet the needs of the patients attending the HRB CRFG for Cardiovascular clinical research studies. 

  • Assess potential study participants for study eligibility and coordinate relevant procedures for clinical research participation 

  • Participate in the education process of study participants about their disease, research participation requirements, gold standard treatment options and outcomes 

  • Be responsible for co-ordinating patient treatment plan and follow up schedule for clinical research participants 

  • Maintain CRF clinical research documentation including site files, case report forms, monitoring arrangements, data correction etc  

  • Ensure prompt management of all study related correspondence.  

  • Prepare any studies undertaken within the CRF for Internal / Sponsor / Irish Medicine Board audits as required. 

  • To perform such other duties appropriate to the office as may be assigned to him / her from time to time by the Director of CVRI 

 

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

 

Essential Requirements: 

  • Primary Degree in a relevant area (Nursing, Science or similar) 

  • Current registration with An Bord Altranais 

  • Have a minimum of 3 years working as a qualified nurse 

  • Excellent understanding of the research process and regulation requirements for clinical research 

 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • Experience of working in an Irish hospital is an advantage 

  • A proven track record of clinical research  

  • Have an excellent working knowledge of GCP 

  • Evidence of undertaking or participation in research projects 

  • Proven track record in Information Technology and data base management including Electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) usage 

  • Knowledge of working in clinical research environment and have an understanding of the research process and regulation requirements for clinical research. 

  • Knowledge or interest in cardiology 

 

Key Competencies:  

  • Planning and Organising  

  • Patient/Customer Focus 

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills 

  • Leadership 

  • Evidence of good IT computer skills including familiarity with the integrated Clinical Information Systems utilised by various departments in the hospital 

 

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post.  

 

Salary: €38,632 - €44,657 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

 

Start date: Position is available from 4th January 2022. 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information. 

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie  

 

Further information about HRB Clinical Research Facility is available at www.crfg.ie 

 

To Apply: 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to eileen.coen@nuigalway.ie 

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 241-21 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on 7th December 2021  

 

A panel may be formed for future posts. 

 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed 

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment 

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post. 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 07 Dec 2021

Application: Clinical Research Nurse NUIG RES241-21

Postdoctoral Researcher: Environmental/Energy Economics (Full-Time), School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 223-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, 24 month, fixed-term contract position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics, at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Green Hysland’s project under the European Union’s Horizon 20 20 research and innovation (fuel-cell hydrogen) programme and the STEPS (Storage of energy and power systems) project under the EU Interreg North West Europe Programme. The position will be based in Economics at the National University of Ireland Galway and is available from 4th January 2022.

 

The successful candidate will work in Dr Thomas van Rensburg’s research group which examines the social and economic impact of renewable energy in Ireland and elsewhere in collaboration with a number of academic and industry groups in Ireland, the UK, Spain and in Africa.  In particular they will examine the role of hydrogen and battery storage as economic solutions to variable renewable energy power generation. The project aims to evaluate the economic and societal impact of hydrogen and battery storage end use technologies on relevant stakeholders using attitudinal survey and environmental valuation techniques. It also aims to inform the development of future policies concerned with battery storage and green hydrogen production and end use.

 

Job Description:

 

The successful candidate will conduct the following:

  1. Significantly contribute to day to day project management of NUI Galway’s participation in STEPS and GreenHysland, including ongoing technical and financial reporting.
  2. Analyse survey data using the relevant discrete choice modelling techniques
  3. Design choice experiment attitudinal surveys for public and industry stakeholders
  4. Conduct focus group research and analysis of relevant stakeholders
  5. Collaborate with relevant project partners for data collection and modelling
  6. Prepare periodic and final reports of findings.

 

Additional Duties:

 

In addition to the tasks listed above, the successful candidate will:

  1. Prepare abstracts, journal articles, policy briefs and presentations for dissemination of the work in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, international conferences and relevant industry symposium.
  2. Assist in the operation of the research group by helping with the following: (i), day-to-day management, and liason with partners and NUIG staff as required (iii) writing research funding applications.
  3. Work independently to ensure the successful completion of the work and their development as an academic researcher.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Hold a PhD in a relevant research area (e.g. Energy Economics/Environmental Economics/Economics)
    • Strong publication record as a senior author in peer-reviewed journal papers.
    • Have proven experience in the use of discrete choice modelling techniques and

econometric modelling software, e.g., Excel, NGene, Stata, NLogit

  • Demonstrable expertise in the design and implementation of stated preference surveys and
  • Be able to conduct focus group and participatory research and analysis
  • Expertise in financial appraisal and real options analysis

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Have experience in writing research funding applications.
  • Have experience in project and/or research group management.
  • Have experience in engaging with stakeholders involved in the hydrogen and battery storage and renewable energy industry

 

 

Salary: €38,632 to €45,942 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 04th January 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Thomas van Rensburg -thomas.vanrensburg@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to thomas.vanrensburg@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-RES 223-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 13th December 2021

 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

Closing Date: Monday, 13 Dec 2021

Postdoctoral Researcher – Genome, Environment, Microbiome, Metabolome in Autism (GEMMA) Project, Irish Centre for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN), NUI Galway (NUIG RES 260-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, 12-month position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Horizon 2020 and is available immediately to contract end date of December 2022.

The Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN) is dedicated through rigorous scientific and interdisciplinary research to the advancement of knowledge in relation to autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental conditions. ICAN are partners in an EU consortium of researches who have been awarded €14.2 million by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 programme. The project GEMMA (Genome, Environment, Microbiome, & Metabolome in Autism) is a ground-breaking autism research project that will for the first time follow children who are at risk of developing autism from 6 months of age.

Job Description:

 

The successful candidate will be required to take an active role in all aspects the of GEMMA research project, which has a focus to better understand the development of Autism Spectrum Disorder over time. The successful candidate will be involved in the recruitment of families, ongoing management of participants, and associated assigned duties as part of the project. He/she will be highly motivated, passionate about developing high quality research, and self-motivated with strong attention to detail and quality.  In addition to the practical research aspects such as data collection etc., the successful candidate will be involved in developing research proposals, writing reports, bidding for further funding and writing papers as appropriate.  A key part of the role will be to plan, execute, and finalise projects according to strict deadlines. The successful applicant will need excellent knowledge of ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, research skills, project management and will need to be able to engage successfully with clinical populations. 

 

Duties:

  • Management of online recruitment of families for the GEMMA project.
  • Management of website and associated project social media accounts.
  • Plan and co-ordinate participant requirements for longitudinal participant assessments
  • To complete administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project. 
  • Conduct individual and/or collaborative research projects.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement research projects.
  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the research environment and participant needs.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research with the support of and under the supervision of Dr. Leader, including the writing of peer reviewed publications.
  • Attend and network at relevant conferences and meetings hosted by relevant professional institutions and other universities as appropriate.
  • Participate in internal / external networks for the exchange of information and to form relationships for future research collaboration.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required.
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Autism Spectrum Disorder or related area.
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisation skills
  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to include experience in writing for publication

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience of online social media recruitment
  • Experience of engaging with clinical populations such as Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Experience in grant writing
  • Experience of working on an EU-Funded project
  • Flexibility in meeting project requirements and in working across multiple projects

 

 

Salary: €39,132.00 to €39,686.00 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

 

Start date: Position is available immediately.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about {school/centre} is available at www.icanautism.ie

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Geraldine Leader.

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Geraldine Leader: geraldine.leader@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-RES-260-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 20th December 2021.

 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

 

 

 

Closing Date: Monday, 20 Dec 2021

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